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Kym McNicholas

  1. How to create a business making educational videos

    You've heard of Khan Academy and its offerings of tutorials and curriculum for multiple subjects including math and science, and you probably know about Udacity, which offers college-level courses and curricula on subjects you won’t find anywhere else, and Lynda.com – a subscription-based learning company.

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  2. Povio hopes that teens will say goodbye to Twitter and Facebook

    Face it: Facebook isn't cool anymore. Like anyone and anything that's grown up – and in Internet years Facebook is a veritable grandpa – it has responsibilities. It can't just grow its user base anymore; it has to get out of the house, chart its own path, and earn a living. By doing so it's lost touch with its childhood friends, the younger generation that put the social network on the map. If you're young and your mom, dad and your skeevy uncle Mort are on Facebook and trying to friend you, you're probably looking for a new hangout.

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  3. DeviantArt partners with Madefire to help members monetize their communities

    The first time I sat down and talked with the CEO of what’s arguably the largest art community in the world DeviantArt, he immediately handed me a pen and a paintbrush. I told him, “I can’t draw.” My sixth grade art teacher told me it would be a waste of time for me to pursue it, although I truly loved to draw. Angelo Sotira, in the two hours I spent with him, inspired me to explore my artistic side again. He told me, “True art is about you truly expressing yourself, not about others.” It’s why, as he explains in the video above, he keeps an art journal with him at all times, and uses it even before meetings, to not only draw what’s on his mind, but to paint notes (in the form of pictures) for his meetings.

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  4. Heather Gordon as Elizabeth Hammer IS the next Lara Croft

    Watch out Lara Croft (Tomb Raider). Elizabeth Hammer is the next beautiful, intelligent, and athletic heroine to win the hearts of gamers worldwide, played by Harvard graduate Heather Gordon.

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  5. If the shoe fits: Shoes of Prey is the latest ecommerce company to leverage brick-and-mortar

    There's a great debate raging over whether brick-and-mortar is on the way out, or waging a comeback... with the help of ecommerce 2.0. Bonobos has boosted sales and branding with the help of Nordstrom, while Warby Parker has some of the highest retail sales per square foot in the entire industry.

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  6. Could MyTime be a Groupon that works?

    When I heard MyTime CEO Ethan Anderson speak at last week's LAUNCH Festival in San Francisco, the first thing that popped into my mind was: "This company is the answer to the fall of Groupon."

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  7. Kickstarter for students: StudyBooster is betting you'll pay your kids to study

    In high school I had a friend whose parents promised her a new car on the day of graduation if she got straight As. My parents, in contrast, warned me that if didn’t get good grades, they wouldn't pay for college. One is the carrot, the other the stick. Would my friend have gotten straight As without the bribe of a car? Would I have done as well without the threat of spending my life slinging no-whip mochaccinos? (Not that there's anything wrong with that.) But what I can say is that each child is driven by different incentives. For some there's some sort of monetary or materialistic incentive. For them, there's StudyBooster, a formal mechanism for family and friends to encourage students to do better.

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  8. Former Google Wave developers use soundwaves to share data between devices

    When Google shut down Google Wave, a real-time messaging system, based in Australia, what ever happened to its developers? Charles River Ventures Partner and angel investor Bill Tai found two of them in an app contest he helped launch at Curtin University in Perth, Australia, where he’s an Innovator in Residence.

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